Fears for jobs as Cumbernauld glass firm sells local plant

The union GMB has said 92 workers at Pilkington Glass in Cumbernauld could lose their jobs, after bosses decided to sell the factory to a rival firm.

Union officials are urgently seeking assurances that local jobs are safe, but reportedly fear redundancies if a rumoured move of the firm’s operations to England goes ahead.

Nobody at the firm was available for comment at the weekend, but the company has said all jobs – including those in Scotland – will be transferred to new owner Glass Systems North at the end of the month.